8 p.m.: The Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 schedule was released Thursday night and features two primetime games for the team.
PHOTO GALLERY: This is what Lot J might look like after redevelopment
12:20 p.m.: The Jaguars unveiled new uniforms, which include teal pants for the first time ever. The team also unveiled new all-black helmets | CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE NEW UNIFORMS
The uniform features three jersey options (black, white, teal), three pants options (black, white, teal) and two sock options (standard, color rush teal).
The new Nike Vapor Untouchable uniform features an all-new framework with minimal seams and only five panels, fewer than the previous jersey. The new uniform, which has zero front panels, features 10-inch numbers on the front of the uniform and 12-inch numbers on the back of the uniform.
As is the industry standard, the nameplate on the back of the uniform will feature 3-inch lettering. On the front of the jersey, the Jaguars mark is now featured over the player’s heart, and the patch will feature stitching that matches the uniform’s base color.
The Jaguars’ new helmets feature a high-gloss black paint. The helmets will now feature “JAX” on the front 3-D bumper to honor the City of Jacksonville. On the rear of the new helmet, the white bumper now features “JAGUARS” in teal lettering. This teal font will match the teal numbering directly above the bumper.
Fans looking to obtain one of the brand-new Jaguars jerseys will have the first opportunity at the Uniform Launch and Drafty Party on Thursday, April 26 at Daily’s Place. Admission is free via online registration. Customization of the new uniforms will also be available online at the Jaguars Pro Shop.
12:15 p.m.: The stadium's naming rights have been transferred, as EverBank Field will become TIAA Bank Field.
The name change will take effect this summer, including an update to all stadium signage.
The Jaguars and EverBank are also launching the One Team. One Home. initiative. The two organizations will each contribute $1 million over the next five years to help build or repair homes in Northeast Florida. The homes will be part of a collaboration with various Habitat for Humanity affiliates, TIAA, EverBank, and Jaguars employees and players, as well as fans and volunteers.
12:12 p.m.: The Jaguars announced their plans to partner with Cordish Companies to "create a world class district that will transform downtown Jacksonville."
The new redevelopment proposal put forth by the Jaguars will feature an upgraded marina, exposition space, mixed-use entertainment buildings, and more.
The Jags envision a new hotel, park space, office and potentially residential buildings as well. The team is also proposing a parking garage be added at Lot J, along with several mixed use buildings.
The Jags to eventually move the Veterans Memorial Wall to a more prominent position in the future, but say that would only happen with the community’s support.
Jaguars President Mark Lamping said this would be a multi-year commitment. He said it would be a public/private partnership, although it’s unclear at this time how much they will ask for from the City.
Lamping said this proposal is not in lieu of their prior plan for redeveloping the Shipyards, but rather, it’s an expansion. He said Shipyards negotiations continue as well, but they are always looking at new ideas to improve the area.
11:57 a.m.: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock and Jason Aldean will play at EverBank Field on Sept. 2 as part of the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.
The concert will be a special homecoming for Lynyrd Skynyrd as they return to perform where their legacy began over 40 years ago. The Labor Day weekend appearance will also include more special guests to be announced soon. In addition to performances, the all-day, all-night event will also feature food trucks, games and more.
11:55 a.m. The Jaguars and Grunt Style announced a landmark expansion of their existing partnership and the creation of Camp Grunt Style, a comprehensive military-inspired rebranding of the north deck at EverBank Field.
As is tradition, all visitors at EverBank Field, regardless of seat location, are invited to visit Camp Grunt Style on game day.
This first-of-its-kind environment in professional sports is designed to allow fans to celebrate and salute our active duty, reserve and veteran military personnel in three unique ways:
• Hometown Pride – Since 2012, the Jaguars have recognized more than 150 individuals through traditional in-game honors, including the Hometown Hero and the 4th Quarter Bell Ringer. The military bell and all in-game military ceremonies will be relocated to Camp Grunt Style as a central focal point for honoring these brave individuals.
• Athletic Challenges – "Boot camp meets training camp" in this game day competition in which fans can compete with others at interactive challenges to claim their spot on the leaderboard and win Grunt Style apparel.
• Veteran Recognition – Camp Grunt Style will feature a space to not only recognize the traditional Veteran of the Game, but also memorialize all those who have served.
Camp Grunt Style will open to the public in August when the Jaguars open their 2018 preseason slate against New Orleans.
11:41 a.m. The Jaguars said they will add a dog park to the stadium | CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS
Pet Paradise will partner with the Jaguars to bring the park to EverBank Field. The stadium will also add a third swimming pool.
Concession prices will also be lower.
11:37 a.m. The Jaguars will play the Bills, Dolphins, Cowboys, Giants, Chiefs, Colts, Texans and Titans on the road. The Eagles are a neutral site (London). Home games are Steelers, Patriots, Redskins, Colts, Texans and Titans. The exact dates will be announced at 8 p.m.
11:36 a.m. The Jaguars said they have already sold 7,500 new season tickets. They said this is the highest growth since the 2004 season.
11:33 a.m. The Jaguars said their ticket prices have gone from most expensive (1995) to 26th most expensive (2017).
11:22 a.m. The Jaguars note how important the annual game in London continues to be. The game will be Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at Wembley Stadium vs. the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
"A number of teams are not afraid to play multiple games" in London, Lamping said.
11:13 a.m. Jaguars President Mark Lamping notes that despite Jacksonville's growth, the Jaguars still compete in one of the smallest markets. He also says that the market is unique because half of Floridians were not born here.
Lamping says the team's website and social media channels are growing much faster than the NFL average, but remain small in sheer numbers vs. other NFL teams.
11:10 a.m. Jaguars President Mark Lamping now speaking. "That's a little different opening than we've had the last five years," he said.
11:09 a.m. Coughlin said Jacksonville "has to prove to the world" how good the Jaguars can be.
11:06 am Owner Shad Khan is at the podium. After some brief remarks, he turns the podium over to Executive Vice President Tom Coughlin.
"As of April 16, 2018, it's a new year and a new season," Coughlin said.
11 a.m. The announcement is now LIVE on CBS47 and FOX30.
10 a.m. The Jaguars just announced that the Jaguars will play the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in London in Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28. The game will be at 9:30 a.m.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to reveal a significant uniform design change during their annual "State of the Franchise" discussion at 11 a.m. on Thursday.
Thursday also marks the release of the 2018 NFL schedule. The schedule will be made official at 8 p.m., but there are many clues to how the schedule will take shape for Jacksonville.
On the Jaguars website, the 2018 home opponents are listed as:
Patriots (2017 opponent in NFL Playoffs)
Steelers (2017 opponent in NFL Playoffs)
Titans (AFC South division rival)
Texans (AFC South division rival)
Colts (AFC South division rival)
The uniforms might have already been revealed. A Twitter user uploaded two images of a Jaguars graphic at the airport on Wednesday:
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